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Today, We “Did A Thing!”

A plumbing thing. An RV plumbing thing. We replaced a faulty shutoff valve. It all started after dinner on 6 May when we discovered a puddle of water on the living room floor. We pulled the dinette apart and discovered one of the many black plastic valves for routing the water in the trailer wouldContinue reading “Today, We “Did A Thing!””

Our 2019 Plumbing Nemesis Returns in ’22

We’ve heard it said that, “RVing is fixing things in beautiful places.” We find that maxim to be Oh. So. True! In 2019 we chased the cause behind water dripping along the seam of the lower body panels of our 2017 Airstream Classic and making the water pump growl every twenty minutes to recharge theContinue reading “Our 2019 Plumbing Nemesis Returns in ’22”

A Lift to Our Spirits

Our three and a half days at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta As members of the Airstream Club International, our quest for tickets to the Airstream rally at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta began three years ago. Our number did not come up in the 2019 lottery for one of the coveted spots next to theContinue reading “A Lift to Our Spirits”

Nine Days on the Road – Pt. 2

The conclusion of our 2,022 mile trip across the northern United States to begin our second season as volunteers in Grand Teton National Park. [Part 1 here] Friday is another travel day and we stay at a Harvest Host in Shoshoni Wyoming. We visited before and it was easy to come back. The farm dogContinue reading “Nine Days on the Road – Pt. 2”

What does it take to depart our Sticks & Bricks for a 6 month deployment?

You might be surprised to learn that packing our clothes and gear in the Airstream for a six month trip is far easier than the tasks involved in leaving the house. Packing and loading is a matter of following a checklist and can be accomplished in roughly two days. Prepping the house to sit empty takes more effort, and planning starts a few months out. 

Why live in an Airstream?

As I write, we depart four weeks from today to head out west to Grand Teton National Park in our Airstream. We will likely be gone for five or six months. Why? We have a perfectly nice house in a college town in central Pennsylvania. We can walk to hiking trails, restaurants (once we’re fullyContinue reading “Why live in an Airstream?”